He hath poured out His soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.@Isaiah 53:12
Joseph Barnby
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Chris­tian Ri­chardt (1831–1892) (Du, som Vejen er og Livet). Trans­lat­ed from Dan­ish to Eng­lish by Jens C. Aaberg.

Jo­seph Jo­seph Barn­by, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Christian Richardt

Jesus, life and way to Heaven,
Thee we have our promise given,
And in Thee we will confide.
For among all earthly voices,
Thine alone our heart rejoices,
Be Thou hence our strength and guide.

Lead us through life’s darksome mazes,
Lift us o’er the thorny places,
Shield us from the parching sun.
Grant us strength when faint and weary,
Comfort when the way is dreary,
Guard us till our race is won.

May we follow Thee in meekness,
Help us overcome our weakness,
Melt our heart with grace and love.
Let Thy name be burned within us,
So that naught from Thee shall win us
Till Thou callest us above.